James Franco

Name: James Edward Franco
Birthdate: April 19, 1978
Birthplace: Palo Alto, California.

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  • An American actor, film director, screenwriter, film producer, author, and painter. 
  • Began acting during the late 1990s, appearing on the short-lived television series Freaks and Geeks and starring in several teen films.  

    • He played the title role in Mark Rydell's  television biographical film James Dean in 2001, which earned him a Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Miniseries or Television Film.
    • His mother, Betsy Lou (née Verne), is a poet, author, and editor 

      • His father, Douglas Eugene Franco, runs a non-profit agency and a shipping container company; the two met as students at Stanford University.
      • His maternal grandmother, Mitzi Levine Verne, owns the Verne Art Gallery, a prominent art gallery in Cleveland. 

        • Franco's father is of Portuguese and Swedish descent and Franco's mother is Jewish, a descendant of immigrants from Russia.
        • Franco grew up in California with his two younger brothers, Tom and Dave.
        • Talented at mathematics, he interned at Lockheed Martin. 

          • Graduated from Palo Alto High School in 1996, where he acted in plays and was voted by his senior class as the person with the "best smile".
          • He enrolled at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) as an English major, but dropped out after his freshman year against his parents' wishes to pursue a career as an actor, taking acting lessons with Robert Carnegie at Playhouse West.

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                    We started as friends across the road             
          It almost died but still it survived and somehow some way
          it just keeps on finding it's way,
          I know we have a long journey, hope you wont get tired of me.

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